Normal crude oil export operations were restored, March 7, on the 150,000 barrels per day Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) following the plugging of a leak which resulted in the shutdown of the facility on February 28. A spokesperson for Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production, the operator of the 97 kilometres crude oil pipeline, Masade Odianosen, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday the facility “is up and running”. The restoration of normal operations has allayed fears of a major disruption of oil exports on the pipeline, which evacuates crude oil daily to the Bonny Oil Export Terminal. The Aiteo spokesperson said the NCTL was restarted while the joint investigation into the March 1 explosion from Oil Well No.7 within Nembe Creek oilfields was still in progress. The NCTL, the official said, was not in operation when the explosion from an oil well within the OML 29 […]